Friday, June 26, 2009

And....We Have Crawling!

Let the record show...

At last, Little Spartacus is crawling! And pulling himself up! As of yesterday, I'd say, he is able to crawl across the room without pulling himself on his stomach commando style. Once he realized he could do this, there was no stopping him, kind of like a wind-up toy that's been wound very tightly and finally released. The same with the pulling up. He has his own little "gated community" that he plays in (checking his mail, tending his flower box and vegetable garden, and watching birds...a very cute Little Tykes garage sale find)...the walls are just the right height for holding himself up while kneeling or standing. He also got a new Teddy Bear for his birthday, named Velvet, that he loves very much. Julian would ask for Velvet to join him inside the compound (not with words but with animated commotion), but then he would push him out through the gate. After evicting Velvet, Julian would pull himself up and peer over the wall to see what happened to Velvet. It was very cute. And affirmation that he does in fact have a sense of "object permanence" (a portion of the developmental study he "failed" at the doctor's office because he was more interested in the coffee cup than the little red cube they hid under the cup).



At 7:05 AM, June 27, 2009, Blogger Sisiggy said...

Gotta love those "evaluations" that last a minute or so. I've yet to see anything determined by one of those things play out with my own kids. They told me Heir 1 would never be a reader (he reads voraciously -- physics and philosophy books), that he would always have a temper (he's the most even-keeled in the house) and that he was going to be a daredevil (wrong Heir).

Spartacus is progressing and that's wonderful and probably all you need to "worry" about.

And he's just so darn cute!

At 2:19 PM, June 27, 2009, Blogger Gwynne said...

I have determined that the real reason for the evals (at least in Sparky's case, because he is on Medicaid which means I don't have to pay least not out of pocket...I've paid through the nose in terms of tax dollars ;-) is keeping the physical and occupational therapists, and Special Care clinic, in business. But I've no complaints about the care he has received which is outstanding. I just wish they wouldn't make me think something is wrong when it is not, you know? Sounds like you do! ;-)

At 7:26 AM, June 28, 2009, Blogger Sisiggy said...

Yeah -- mine were school-related, but same ballpark. A very wise teacher advised me to go "outside the system," a luxury we could afford at the time. The outside educational psychologist said Heir 1 was completely normal and to "make those teachers do their job" instead of going to conferences all the time (a huge problem in our school district). Anyway, hence our adventures in homeschooling, since I'm really non-confrontational (in person. As you've seen, I've got no trouble confronting in writing).


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